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Michael L. Frericks

Michael L. Frericks

Our beloved husband, dad, and grandpa, Michael L. Frericks, was called home to heaven on January 5, 2017 at Barnes Jewish Hospital after a short illness. He died peacefully surrounded by his loving family. He was born on January 7, 1945 in Quincy the son of Joseph and Mildred (Mast) Frericks.
Michael was a 1963 graduate of Christian Brothers High School in Quincy.


He married Jean Cramsey on July 30, 1966, and celebrated their 50th anniversary this past July. She survives.

Michael was an electrician working for Brown Electric and Seither & Cherry Company for many years. He retired in 2003. He was a proud member of the IBEW.

Michael was born and raised in Quincy with a large, loving family. He worked, played and shared his life surrounded by wonderful family and close friends. Michael, Jean and their children enjoyed traveling the country in their camper, visiting almost all fifty states. Many fond family memories were made during these trips. As members of the Coachmen Caravan camping organization, he and Jean served as President of the local chapter and Officers of the international board of directors. In later years, he and Jean enjoyed hosting at Siloam Springs State Park and making annual winter trips south where many additional friendships were made. It was said that with one cup of coffee a stranger became a life-long friend.

He was active in Boy Scouts in St. Francis Troop 22 for many years and served as Scoutmaster. Michael was a Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by:
THREE CHILDREN: Michele Ellison of Plano, TX; Jackie Nelson and her husband Mike of Burlington, IA; and Matt Frericks and his wife Jennifer of Quincy.
SIX GRANDCHILDREN: Erin and Evan Ellison, Cole and Molly Nelson, and Blake and Madelyn Frericks.
SIBLINGS: Carlene Kurk and her husband Al, Mary Woodward, Kay Gallaher and her husband Roger; (Rose) Ann Knuffman; David Frericks and his wife Cindy; Kenneth Frericks and his wife Cindy; Lois Jacobson; Alan Frericks and his wife Nancy; & Jane Haslem.
Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

Michael was preceded in death by his parents, a son-in-law: Gary Ellison and a brother Camillus Peter Frericks in infancy.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and at 10:30 AM in St. Francis Catholic Church. Visitation will be held on Monday evening from 4:00 until 8:00 at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to a memorial fund that is being established in his memory. www.dukerandhaugh.com

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From:
Lois Frericks Jacobson
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Jean, Michele, Jackie, and Matt, I am very sorry for your loss. I am sure he is now having a good time playing cards with Mom, Dad and the angels. We will see him again, some day.
From:
Melissa Woodward
Baltimore, MD
Comments:
Dear Jean, Michele, Jackie and Matt, I will be thinking of you during this very difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss.
From:
Joe Gallaher
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Jean, Michele, Jackie, and Matt, I am very sorry for your loss. I am sure Michael is sitting in heaven with Grandma and Grandpa.
From:
Steve Marold
Quincy, IL
Comments:
So sorry to hear of Mike's passing, he will be missed. He taught me as an apprentice and was always great to work with. My condolences on behalf of IBEW local 34!
From:
Susan & Larry Bowen
Mt Sterling, IL
Comments:
So very sorry to hear about Mike. Jean, you and your family are in our
thoughts and prayers. So enjoyed our times together Texas. Will sure miss you this year as we are in route now. Hugs and prayers.
From:
Lonny Lemon
Mundelein, IL
Comments:
Jean, Michele, Jackie, and Matt:
I was saddened to hear the news of Mike's passing. He was a great family man, in every way. I will pray that HE gives you the strength you need to get through the tough moments ahead. I will also pray that HE fills your heart and mind with the good memories you shared with your husband and father.

God Bless
From:
Jeff & Joanne Bergman
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Sorry for you loss.
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linda link
loraine, IL
Comments:
Members of our club always enjoyed the friendliness and helpfulness of Mike and Jean when we rode and camped at Siloam and we and many others will sure miss him being there. Our sympathy to the family. Members of Quincy Saddle Club.